With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Outdoor Wednesday ~ Nesting Doves

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Outdoor Wednesday ~ Nesting Doves

Look what I found just outside our side door on the arbor there...
A pair of Mourning Doves

Mourning Doves are light grey and brown and generally muted in color. Males and females are similar in appearance. The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. Mourning Doves eat almost exclusively seeds
source: Wikipedia

I heard a Stock-dove sing or say
His homely tale, this very day;
His voice was buried among trees,
Yet to be come at by the breeze:
He did not cease; but cooed--and cooed:
And somewhat pensively he wooed:
He sang of love, with quiet blending,
Slow to begin, and never ending;
Of serious faith, and inward glee;
That was the song,--the song for me!
- William Wordsworth,
O Nightingale! Thou Surely Art
Joining Susan @A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday!
Also joining Claudia@Dipity Road for the first time for her sweet Finding Beauty!
Claudia shares:
When you change the way you look at things– the THINGS you look at change!


Leslie said...

isn't it so fun to have the birds make a home with you!! we have nesting bluebirds for the second year

Julie Harward said...

Ohhh, aren't they so sweet! We have lots of doves here, I love the soft sound they make. So neat to have them so close to your place! Come say hi :D

Mildred said...

Beautiful pictures Lorraine. I love to watch the mourning doves. They always seem like they are not going to make it off the ground!

Susan said...

LDH, that is an awesome shot of the Mama and baby birdies. You should submit that one to National Geographic. No doubt. Sincerely, Susan

LV said...

Those are really good shots of the doves. They are to capture at times. Their sound seems sad to me.

EG Wow said...

Mourning doves are lovely, gentle birds. We have several pairs that live in our cedar hedge and I love to watch them.

Martha said...

Don't you just love those birds. We have some here at Linderhof as well as turtle doves. They nest here but I'm not sure where -- I've never found it. We always love to watch both them and the turtle doves.

Lady Farmer said...

We have a pair that come to feed each day at the feeders. Now you have my curiousity up and I will have to keep my eyes open to see if I can spot their nest. Surely it must be somewhere close by, don't you think? But that could be quite a chore since we have a rather large orchard with 18 very old fruit trees in which to make their nest! :~}

marie said...

I love mourning doves! We have a pair that visit our yard regularly. They're marvelous to hear!

Rose Belle said...

Oh wow, I've never heard of this type of doves before. They are truly beautiful. All I see outside my house is black birds, not sure if they're crows or not. That's the disadvantage of living in a big city.

hip chick said...

Oh how sweet. I hear them all the time around my house but I have never seen them nesting before. I just love that first photo.

Anonymous said...

whoa mom, that first picture is publish worthy~ jame

stefanie said...

they are gorgeous...we had a pair here last year that had two babies, I love listening to them...have a wonderful week.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Great shots! I especially love the first one. I have Mourning Doves but the one nest I know of is in one of my palm tress and is too high and hidden for me to get a picture.

~ Tracy

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

These birds look soooo soft.

If you get a change to join us on Friday~~Finding Beauty I would love for you to share your Beauty!

If you get a chance would love for you to stop by and say hi.

TTFN Claudia ♥ ♥

A Garden of Threads said...

What a great find, as you know I love the birds and I would be over the moon to have them nesting in my garden. Have a great day and take care.

Ann said...

What a fantastic discovery you made today. They are just beautiful. I love the poem that you ended with also.

Abounding Treasures said...

Aren't these doves beautiful and I love to listen to them :o)


Marsha's Mpressions said...

OH how sweet! Love this shot!

Americana Lady said...

The doves don't look real. They are sitting there so perfect. Joan @Americana By Candlelight


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